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Michael Jecks - Michael Jecks Partnership. Okehampton, Devon, GB

Michael Jecks

Partner | Michael Jecks Partnership

Okehampton, Devon, UNITED KINGDOM

Experienced speaker, presenter, motivator and novelist for business or literary functions.

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Biography

After thirteen years selling computers, Michael Jecks took a career change and started writing novels in 1994. Now he is the author of the longest running crime series by a living author with 32 titles in his Templar Series.
Michael founded Medieval Murderers and Bloody Brits as performance groups of professional writers. He was the Chairman of the UK's Crime Writers' Association and has been recognised with membership of the Detection Club. He organised the CWA's Debut Dagger competition for three years, and has judged many awards including the CWA/Ian Fleming Steel Dagger and International Thriller Writers' prizes. He is a founder of the Historical Writers' Association, and remains on the Committee.

Industry Expertise (8)

Writing and Editing Legal Services Government Administration Computer Software Computer Hardware Publishing Entertainment Leisure / Recreation

Areas of Expertise (5)

Writing Crime Stories in Today's Market Writing Series Novels The Knights Templar and Medieval England History of Computing Effects of Drug Prohibition

Affiliations (7)

  • Devon & Exeter Institution
  • Medieval Murderers
  • Historical Writers' Association
  • International Thriller Writers
  • South West Writers' Group
  • Devon & Cornwall Record Society
  • Society of Authors

Sample Talks (6)

Presentation of CWA Dagger Awards

MC of the 2003 CWA Dagger Awards for the best crime writing of the year to an audience of 250 professionals in publishing and writing.

The Persecution of the Templars

A talk about the last years of the Knights Templar, through the loss of Acre in 1291 to the courts of Paris where they were tortured, up to their destruction.

The Life of a Modern Writer

Runs through my career to date, from aspiring Actuary to successful international author of long-running crime series.

Cartier DIamond Awards

Hosted the evening for Ian Rankin's presentation of the CWA/Cartier Diamond Dagger

Impact of epublishing on the publishing industry

A cynical look at the effects of Kindle, Kobo and the iPad on modern publishing.

The End of King Edward II

The story of the last six years of King Edward's reign, from despotic ruler whose wishes could not be denied, to the broken man supposedly murdered in Berkley Castle - and his surprise future life.

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  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Host/MC
  • Author Appearance

Fees

1000 to 10000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee
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